Poti returns to Capitals after 2 years of injuries
Updated: January 18, 2013, 5:34 PM ETAssociated Press
Poti was added to Washington's roster Friday, a day before the team plays at the Tampa Bay Lightning to open the lockout-delayed season.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Poti has not appeared in the NHL since playing for Washington at Tampa Bay on Jan. 12, 2011.
He missed the rest of the 2011-12 season and all of last season, and general manager George McPhee sounded a pessimistic note in May, saying Poti "may have played his last game in the NHL."
But Poti recently passed a physical exam and scored one goal in two games during a conditioning stint at Hershey.
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